Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Foulls was originally derived from a family having lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Foulls can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Foulls may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Foulls family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Foulls family
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Foulls Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Foulls include Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Foulls family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foulls family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..
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